The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 31 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.42% 1.14% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 1.60% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +30.90%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
171 125 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 71.85% 71.02% 66.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 71 95
Average daily rate £425 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £36.00 £19.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.88% +83.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £18.94 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £38.00 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Suffolk region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Suffolk region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

System Testing
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MDX
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Data Structures

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 2 (66.67%) QA Tester
2 2 (66.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) PeopleSoft
1 2 (66.67%) HP